June 8, 2022

The University of California (UC) and SAGE Publishing, one of the largest publishers of UC research in the social sciences and humanities, announce an agreement to expand open access publishing opportunities for researchers at all 10 UC campuses and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The agreement runs from January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2024.

Under the agreement, the UC Libraries will contribute $1,000 to all article publishing fees (APCs) and will cover the costs in full where there is no available grant funding to pay the remainder of the APC, or when the APC is less than $1,000. UC authors will also receive a discount on open access publishing in SAGE journals. The agreement covers all hybrid journals via SAGE Choice and most of SAGE’s fully ‘gold’ open access journals. The agreement also includes significantly expanding access to all journals in SAGE’s 2022 Premier Journals Package. UC authors will publish open access using the SAGE Open Access Portal.

Authors can find more details on the agreement by visiting the UC Office of Scholarly Communication’s SAGE Transformative Open Access Agreement webpage.

To learn more about UC’s open access publishing agreements, visit the UC Office of Scholarly Communication website.